Title

I Teach…. What’s Your Superpower? Reaching the Heart of Students to Help Them Reach Their Goals!

Location

Harborside Center East and West

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

HEART”: SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL SKILLS FOSTERING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS AND THE SOCIAL CLIMATE FOR ALL CHILDREN AND CHILDREN ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH-POVERTY POPULATIONS. - Our proposal will address getting to know the students background and learning styles. Then bridge the gap how knowing the student, and supporting them in outside the classroom endeavors will help you gain their trust to teach them. We will also look at how you can incorporate goal setting skills into daily curriculum usage. Giving the students real world application while also meeting the standards.

Brief Program Description

This session is intended to help teachers realize the importance of reaching the heart of their students before you can teach them anything. Participants will walk away from this session with different resources to start off the year getting to know the whole student, so they will know how to differentiate work for them. They will also see examples of ways to foster a positive classroom environment, and how to teach social and emotional coping in the midst of tests, standards and all other duties. Becoming the “Super” teacher!

Summary

We will include a variety of resources that we have found valuable during our years of teaching. We will present data from our school in terms of where we were last year, and where we are now with referrals. We will share some of the things we do in our school incorporating Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). Discussion will include the activities we incorporated school wide to build in continuity in terms of every teacher expressing behavior and learning objectives desired for the school term. We will present some of the items we utilize in our classrooms to help us better get to know our students. We will demonstrate the usage of strategies from Ruby Payne’s “ A Framework for understanding Poverty” book along with practices from Marcia Tate’s “ Shouting won’t grow Dendrites” We will end the session with video clips from Rita Pierson on the importance of those relationships you build with your students starting from day one. We will also have printed copies of the transcript of Rita Pierson’s “Every kid needs a champion”, and discuss the important parts of that and how it can help us be super teachers in the classroom. We will have resources that we have utilized in our school to work with our students. Some of those resources that will be shared will consist of the incentive programs that individual teachers use in their classrooms to encourage positive behavior, and enhance academic learning. We’ll share some of the interest surveys different teachers use, along with the learning styles inventories we have found to beneficial.

Evidence

The Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Matrix is designed to assist schools in their efforts to improve school climate and positive behavior support for all students. This world renowned practice is built on the notion that students who buy in to positive behavior recreate that positivity within their own lives and personal goals. other information included will come from strategies learned and practiced from books and notes.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Angela Josey, RRT, M.E.d- Angela Josey has been a Health Occupations teacher at Kendrick High School for the past four years. During that time she has attended various trainings in her field ranging from Literacy Design Collaborative to Working on the Work with the Schlechty Center. She has presented at the 2012 PAGE summer conference looking at student engagement. She was Kendrick High School’s Teacher of the year for the 2013-2014 school year. She’s very involved with the community and has found various ways to merge community involvement with the students she teaches through the different organizations that fall under health occupations.

Carla Hamilton, Ed.S has been a teacher for eight years at Kendrick High School in the area of students with disabilities. During this time, she has participated in various training sessions ranging from Working on the Work with the Schlechty center, to Positive Behavioral and Supports training. She’s been trained as a mentor teacher, and enjoys sharing new concepts with other educators. She’s presented at the 2012 PAGE summer conference looking at student engagement. Carla works in a variety of areas in the school fro a co-taught classroom to self- contained. She deals with a variety of students daily on different levels, and utilizes strategies learned from her various studies in the classroom to reach the needs of all the students she encounters.

Keyword Descriptors

Educational, Motivational, Engagement, Student Learning, Positive, Climate, Learning Environment

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-3-2015 4:00 PM

End Date

3-3-2015 5:30 PM

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I Teach…. What’s Your Superpower? Reaching the Heart of Students to Help Them Reach Their Goals!

Harborside Center East and West

This session is intended to help teachers realize the importance of reaching the heart of their students before you can teach them anything. Participants will walk away from this session with different resources to start off the year getting to know the whole student, so they will know how to differentiate work for them. They will also see examples of ways to foster a positive classroom environment, and how to teach social and emotional coping in the midst of tests, standards and all other duties. Becoming the “Super” teacher!